International soccer

Referee Enrique Caceres from Paraguay gestures during the group B match between Iran and Portugal at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Mordovia Arena in Saransk, Russia, Monday, June 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
June 25, 2018 - 6:58 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Fans in stadiums about 1,000 miles apart — and millions watching on multiple screens around the globe — were transfixed on a studio outside Moscow where World Cup fates turned on nearly simultaneous video replay decisions. Iago Aspas had scored in the first minute of stoppage time...
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Portugal's Ricardo Quaresma, left, celebrates scoring his team's opening goal along with teammate Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo during the group B match between Iran and Portugal at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Mordovia Arena in Saransk, Russia, Monday, June 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
June 25, 2018 - 5:35 pm
SARANSK, Russia (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo's missed penalty cost Portugal first place in its World Cup group. It could have been worse if not for Ricardo Quaresma, who started for the first time in the tournament and scored his maiden World Cup goal with a shot that had about as much flare as any in...
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Egypt goalkeeper Essam El Hadary reacts in pain during the group A match between Saudi Arabia and Egypt at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia, Monday, June 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
June 25, 2018 - 4:22 pm
VOLGOGRAD, Russia (AP) — The oldest person to play in a World Cup match made some spectacular saves Monday. He also watched two go past him. Egypt goalkeeper Essam El Hadary, who is 45, took the field for his team's final group match to set the record. Although he saved one penalty, he couldn't...
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Supporters of Iran react after the end of the group B match between Iran and Portugal at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Mordovia Arena in Saransk, Russia, Monday, June 25, 2018. The game ended 1-1. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
June 25, 2018 - 4:20 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Monday the World Cup (all times local): 11:14 p.m. Portugal has survived a late surge from Iran to advance to the knockout stage of the World Cup despite Cristiano Ronaldo having a penalty kick saved. Spain and Portugal tied on points and goal differential but Spain...
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Lionel Messi collects field marks during a training session of Argentina at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Bronnitsy, Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
June 25, 2018 - 2:13 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Lionel Messi, arguably the greatest soccer player in history, has had a miserable World Cup and must turn it around immediately to save Argentina from a humiliating early exit from the tournament. Messi leads Argentina into a must-win Tuesday game against Nigeria at St. Petersburg...
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Uruguay's Luis Suarez celebrates the second goal of his team during the group A match between Uruguay and Russia at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Samara Arena in Samara, Russia, Monday, June 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
June 25, 2018 - 2:09 pm
SAMARA, Russia (AP) — Luis Suarez finally got rattled at this year's World Cup. Sitting at the podium in the post-match news conference following Uruguay's 3-0 victory over Russia, a reporter asked him why he often wore a sad expression. Suarez tossed aside his translation headphones, then smiled...
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Denmark headcoach Age Hareide looks on during Denmark's official press conference at the eve of the group C match between France and Denmark at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Monday, June 25, 2018. (AP Photo/David Vincent)
June 25, 2018 - 12:29 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — French players have fresh memories of Denmark coach Age Hareide criticizing them before the World Cup. A month ago, Hareide told a Danish newspaper the France team his players will face Tuesday was "nothing special," lacked players who were true leaders, and suggested Paul Pogba was...
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Portugal head coach Fernando Santos listens to questions during a news conference on the eve of the group B match between Portugal and Iran at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Mordovia Arena stadium in Saransk, Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
June 25, 2018 - 10:35 am
SARANSK, Russia (AP) — Hundreds of Iranian fans surrounded the hotel where Portugal's national team is based, making loud noises for several hours overnight in an attempt to disrupt their opponents' sleep before a decisive World Cup match later Monday. Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo was filmed by...
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Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa celebrates after the group F match between Mexico and South Korea at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Saturday, June 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
June 25, 2018 - 6:41 am
YEKATERINBURG, Russia (AP) — Seven teams have won their first two World Cup matches, and six of them are through to the next round. The exception is Mexico. El Tri still may need points to secure a place in the round of 16 for a seventh consecutive World Cup. Victories over defending champion...
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Urugay's players exercise during Uruguay's official training on the eve of the group A match between Russia and Uruguay at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Samara Arena in Samara, Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
June 25, 2018 - 5:22 am
SAMARA, Russia (AP) — With Russia set to play Uruguay in a heat wave, authorities in Samara say they'll be distributing free drinking water at the stadium. The local government is warning temperatures could hit 35 degrees Celsius (95 degrees Fahrenheit) at the Samara Arena around the time of the...
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